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Virtual Reality Blueprints

By : Charles Palmer, John Williamson
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Virtual Reality Blueprints

By: Charles Palmer, John Williamson

Overview of this book

Are you new to virtual reality? Do you want to create exciting interactive VR applications? There's no need to be daunted by the thought of creating interactive VR applications, it's much easier than you think with this hands-on, project-based guide that will take you through VR development essentials for desktop and mobile-based games and applications. Explore the three top platforms—Cardboard VR, Gear VR, and OculusVR —to design immersive experiences from scratch. You’ll start by understanding the science-fiction roots of virtual reality and then build your first VR experience using Cardboard VR. You'll then delve into user interactions in virtual space for the Google Cardboard then move on to creating a virtual gallery with Gear VR. Then you will learn all about virtual movements, state machines, and spawning while you shoot zombies in the Oculus Rift headset. Next, you'll construct a Carnival Midway, complete with two common games to entertain players. Along the way, you will explore the best practices for VR development, review game design tips, discuss methods for combating motion sickness and identify alternate uses for VR applications
Table of Contents (12 chapters)


We introduced several techniques and procedures for using Physic Raycasters to implement gaze interaction. The Unity manual and YouTube provide even deeper instruction in these areas through text and video tutorials.

Gaze input is only one of many ways to implement interaction in VR. Although we've mentioned this several times, the Unity VR Interaction tutorial is a treasure trove of information on this subject. Be sure to visit:, before you start planning and building your own interactive VR experiences.

Our exploration of this project is complete, but your continuous learning has just begun. Start by visiting the Asset Store and downloading additional asset packages that might fit our environment.

Following are a few packages to add spice to the alleyway:

  • Street Alley Pack- 34 models: http...